Walking up to Glacier de la Pilatte from La Bérarde
After enjoying a tasy lunch in the shade of a huge boulder we reluctantly turned our backs on the glacier and started the slightly easier descent back to La Berarde.
The glacier isn’t accessible for day waklers and it is not advised anyway as water melting under the ice can cause ice bridges which collapse when under weight. However if you explore the other valleys its possible to find fields of snow on the mountain-side that haven’t melted, even in the peak of summer.
Basecamp: La Berarde
Start/End Point: La Berarde
Type: Day walk
Distance: 12.4 miles (6.2 miles ascending)